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William, Defend Europa

Recent developments in the nationalist sphere have prompted a re-think in terms of how we fight the battles to come.

We’re all aware of the problems in our societies; Islam, multiculturalism, ethnomasochism, financial speculation and toxic liberalism to name but a few. But the most prevalent question, the oldest question, is what we must do to remedy these issues.

Traditionally, “The Right”, as an enemy of the prevailing system, has always been the underdog. It has often appeared to us as if we are fighting a losing battle. Since WWII, a period in which nationalist politics was provided with a bad name for all eternity, the nations of the West – most acutely, Europe – have had the black cloud of liberalism foisted upon them, ensuring 70 years of arrested development and perversions of all cultural mores that once allowed our continent and people to rule supreme, masters of all the world.

During the post-war period “The Right” was fragmented- appearing to prefer tearing itself apart to avoid answering difficult questions. This is visible  in the culture of disavowing, the way in which ‘right-wing’ figures and parties are probed to distance themselves from other right-wing groups and leaders, to denounce certain political activities, or to signal their repulsion at some politically incorrect language used by a fellow traveller of right-wing politics. The result is a remarkable achievement for the political left and center, who watch as The Right devours itself; ensuring its electoral chances are reduced to a practical zero.


In Western Europe in particular, this has led to The Right adopting the mantras of the prevailing epoch.

Any historically right-wing party now, in order to be deemed electable by the media, must support diversity. It must have a certain number of non-European candidates representing it. It must support the continuation of open-door immigration and the senseless squandering of untold billions in taxpayer’s money in the Third World.

The ramifications of this culture of ‘moving to the center ground' as the bourgeois elitists term it, is that now The Right -as we traditionally know it- has crossed the floor. It has failed to stand its ground, instead allowing itself to be stretched and dragged, bending to the will of its liberal masters. Thus, it has become the enemy. The traditional right-wing parties, the conservatives, if you like, are not the medium through which we will achieve the necessary changes in our societies. Neither, however, is what we know as the traditional far-right. The tiki-torch marches, football-hooligan nationalism, fascist flags and so on, all must be disposed of if we care about the battle for the soul of Europe.

This is not because we necessarily diverge too much from the propagators of said tactics ideologically, but because we have a need to be pragmatic. The media, with its usual cunning skill and mastery, has caricatured this type of nationalist politics as ‘gutter politics’; they have done this so effectively that it has become anathema to ordinary, respectable people. And after all, our aim is not to be a perennial fringe movement. We do not seek to be an effective pressure group, as most right-wing groups aspire to be. No, our ambition must be driven by a Will to Power. So, we must do away with those tactics that will halt the march towards this power.

The pertinent question is, if we are not to use traditional party politics or the far-right tactics of old, how exactly are we to realize our Will to Power? The answer has already been prepared and packaged for us to discover. We need not conceive of a grand new movement, nor must we attempt to revolutionize the party politics of old, for we have the answer already; Identitarianism.


Identitarianism is a movement born out of the French Nouvelle Droite or, New Right. Philosophised by the titanic thinkers of the sector such as Guillaume Faye (who’s book Why We Fight lends its title to the name of this article), Alain du Benoist and others, the flame of which is today carried forward by the energetic youth movements of Generation Identity (Identitäre Bewegung) that are currently sweeping the continent. In more recent years, thinkers such as the Russian intellectual Alexander Dugin have had some influence, too. Their fundamental aim is very simple, and that is to awaken the ethnic consciousness of the native peoples of Europe. Through this, the peoples of Europe will begin to realize both the error of their liberal ways and the tremendous responsibility that comes with having the blood of the creators of civilization running through their veins. They aim to unite the peoples of Europe under their common heritage, dismissing past quarrels and prejudices in favor of fighting the clear and present dangers that our nations and societies face.

The beauty of the identitarian movement is that it is relatively new, and has been careful to avoid the negative media attention that so many of its predecessors fell in to.

They aren’t swastika-tattooed hooligans, nor do they fall foul of the law through public displays of racial hatred. They won’t be seen waving outdated fascist flags, nor will they attempt to influence the elected officials of the establishment parties. Through these carefully conceived and adhered to defensive measures, they have become a problem for the political and media elite who aren’t quite sure the nature of the beast they now face. They now realize that they can’t label as neo-Nazis a group of young, well-dressed, well-read, well-educated activists who do not conform to the media stereotype. To demonstrate how fresh this movement is, it’s worth noting that the very word ‘identitarianism’ isn’t even present in the current edition of the English dictionary. This proves that in the identitarian movement we have a fourth political theory distinct from establishment liberalism on the one hand, but also both neo-fascism and communism on the other.

Tactically, we also have a new blueprint to follow. Traditional political campaigning within our anti-democratic systems has proven itself to be redundant, whilst the aggressive displays of strength through marches has proven to be an ineffective strategy. Instead, our sole objective is to raise awareness. Our aim must be to empower the native peoples of Europe to develop an acute awareness of their unique ethnic identities. This will be achieved through raising awareness of the identitarian movement and what it stands for. Whether it be through stickering, leafletting, or, as the German identitarians did last year, something as grandiose as scaling and occupying the Brandenburg Gate, every ounce of identitarian activism is worth its weight in gold. Aside from public activism, there is a more important aspect of the identitarian worldview; self-improvement. A key facet of identitarian thinking is that we should not solely recruit as many new members of the team as possible, but also focus on improving ourselves, through reading, fitness training, educating ourselves – dragging ourselves up to becoming men and women worthy and capable of fighting the great battles that lie ahead. And make no mistake about it, a great battle does indeed await those who follow the path of ethnic consciousness in Europe.

The path of the Reconquista is not easy, and any who tell you that by taking the identitarian path you’re going to enjoy a comfortable existence is lying.

It’s going to be difficult, incredibly difficult, yet is that not the very reason for man’s existence? Is the philosophy of Ancient Greece, the scientific advancements of Germany, England and Russia, the architectural aesthetic miracles, the folklore of Scandinavia, and the imperial power of Europa, not worth fighting a vigorous, protracted battle for? I, for one, say that it is. In this case, the ends absolutely justify the means. Just take one look at the history of our great continent, for a moment, and you will see that there is no length to which we cannot go, no mountain we cannot climb and no frontier we cannot breach in the efforts to save our civilization from the jaws of the abyss.

William is a writer at Defend Europa and an Identitarian activist from England. Follow him on Twitter.

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